Blogs

Response to PAC report on delayed discharges in NHS

RCP President Professor Jane Dacre said: “The UK is facing an ageing population at a time when the NHS is already struggling to cope. Staff shortage i...

“New special measures regime will lead to brutal service cuts and bed closures”

NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new ‘special measures’ regime for NHS organisations in financial difficulties. Nigel Edwards, Chief ...

“Another stark warning about the financial crisis that is engulfing the NHS”

A new report by the Health Select Committee says that whilst spending on health is increasing, the service is under unprecedented strain and struggling to ...

Reaction to NELA report: “NHS must tackle inconsistency in emergency bowel surgery”

The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) report has been published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The audit analyses the care received...

Printable reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s re-appointment as Health Secretary

Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund “Jeremy Hunt faces some formidable challenges. He is on record as saying the NHS will need more money ...

Key reaction to the juniors’ rejection of the renegotiated contract

Prof Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and Dr Katherine Walesby, Chair of its Trainees’ Committee “While it is ...

GMC: “work with you to make sure profession remains one of which we can all be proud”

This week’s BMA vote on the revised contract for doctors in training in England has confirmed that a great many of them continue to have concerns about t...

Brexit: lying does pay if you’re a politician – unfortunately at the NHS’s expense

You see? – I was right, lying does pay. Not only that, but lying again after the event by saying that you weren’t lying even when there is ample eviden...

Health reaction to the Brexit vote: “European doctors are welcome here”

Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary “On Friday morning, the country woke to the news of a majority vote to leave the European Union. “We must accept th...

BMA’s Malawana: “Instead of a generation ground down, we saw a generation stand up for patient care”

This was the year when we were all put to the test. Our motives, our determination and our unity, all placed under the harshest possible spotlight. Ther...

Royal College of Physicians: junior contract not final point of journey, but a starting position

The junior doctor contract negotiations and ongoing dispute have been a long journey. But, as a profession, we have come a long way over the past 10 months...